by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 570thMost Influential: 870thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,750th
The 18 Cowboys of
Father Knows Best State
18 happy friends at a slumber party.
Grant MacDonald
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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The Real Ram Ranch

Population1.995 billion

CapitalRam Ranch
LeaderGrant MacDonald


The 18 Cowboys of The Real Ram Ranch is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Grant MacDonald with an iron fist, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, unlimited-speed roads, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 1.995 billion Cowboys are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ram Ranch. The average income tax rate is 88.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient a Cowboy economy, worth 445 trillion showers a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 223,548 showers, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Orthopaedics patients often have a bounce in their step, it's always rabbit season, failed genetic experiments wreak havoc as they roam the countryside, and the song 'They Got an Awful Lot of Coffee in The Real Ram Ranch' is a smash hit. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Real Ram Ranch's national animal is the Cow, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Ranchanianism.

The Real Ram Ranch is ranked 9,609th in the world and 466th in The North Pacific for Lowest Crime Rates, with 93.94 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 570thMost Influential: 870thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,750thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,043rdTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,300thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,065thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,782ndHighest Poor Incomes: 4,566thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,601stHighest Average Incomes: 4,667thLargest Black Market: 4,910thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,405thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,225thMost Efficient Economies: 6,656thLargest Governments: 7,000thMost Developed: 7,145thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,339thMost Cultured: 7,428thMost Devout: 7,511thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,954thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,047thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,404thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,530thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,968thLowest Crime Rates: 9,609thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,739thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,093rdSmartest Citizens: 10,222ndTop
Healthiest Citizens: 10,670thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,251stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 14,560thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,414thLargest Agricultural Sector: 15,801stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 18,263rd
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 90th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 94th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 106th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 151st in the regionLargest Black Market: 192nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 224th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 231st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 243rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 249th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 252nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 258th in the regionMost Devout: 296th in the regionMost Influential: 318th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 351st in the regionLargest Governments: 360th in the regionMost Cultured: 367th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 377th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 385th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 386th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 397th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 406th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 414th in the regionMost Developed: 415th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 463rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 466th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 480th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 485th in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 557th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 573rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 588th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 716th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 732nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 792nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 938th in the region

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